[OFFICIAL][RECOVERY] OrangeFox Recovery Project [R10.0]

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Jan 26, 2016
I have a question, There is a Fox folder in the Internal Storage, I wiped my Internal storage and it got Wiped too. So is that folder important? I mean despite of "backup" (as I've transferred backup elsewhere).
So what does the Fox folder contain? is it very much important?
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    OrangeFox Recovery Project
    * Your warranty is now void.
    * We're not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this recovery
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
    OrangeFox is FREE SOFTWARE

    Supports Treble, Miui, Custom Roms

    Sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/orangefox/files/vince/
    OrangeFox website: https://files.orangefox.website/OrangeFox-Stable/vince/

    0. Backup your ROM and all your data
    1. Download the OrangeFox zip file to your device
    2. Reboot to your custom TWRP-based Recovery
    3. Install the OrangeFox zip file as a normal zip
    4. The device will automatically reboot into OrangeFox recovery after installation (allow this to happen)
    5. Enjoy!

    Frequently Asked Questions, MIUI OTA, Troubleshooting, and Sundry Information:
    * See https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76885728&postcount=3

    * TeamWin - for TWRP
    * The OrangeFox Team - for your hard work
    * All our testers - for your patience and help

    * Supports Treble and non-Treble ROMs
    * Updated with latest TWRP commits
    * Built-in support for installing init.d functionality
    * Built-in support for installing Magisk
    * AromaFM
    * Password
    * Support for Miui and Custom ROMs
    * Better language support
    * Optimized versions of community scripts
    * Fox theme engine:
    - choice of theme (black, dark, etc)
    - choice of color scheme
    - choice of splash screen
    * Alternative lockscreen
    * And many more!

    See https://files.orangefox.website/Screenshots/R10/

    Other useful information - see below

    XDA:DevDB Information
    OrangeFox Recovery Project, Tool/Utility for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 / 5 Plus

    DarthJabba9, MrYacha, 4PERTURE
    Source Code: https://gitlab.com/OrangeFox

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: R10.0
    Stable Release Date: 2019-07-08

    Created 2018-06-22
    Last Updated 2019-07-09
    Sundry OrangeFox information


    1. Provide the logs - and -
    2. Provide a full explanation of precisely what has happened, and precisely how you got to that point. Cryptic or generic statements of something "not working", etc., are quite useless to us. We need full details of everything - and the more the details, the better.
    3. If you do not provide both of these, then we will simply ignore any report of any problem. So, it is advisable to (a) learn how to take logs before trying anything, and (b) always take the logs before rebooting after using the recovery.

    You need a PC for this. If you do not have a PC, or access to a PC, then you are stuck!

    1. Install adb, fastboot, and the relevant USB drivers onto your PC
    2. Install the Mi Flash tool onto your PC
    3. Download the correct OrangeFox zip file to your phone, and to your PC
    4. Extract recovery.img from the OrangeFox zip file, and copy recovery.img to your PC’s adb directory
    5. Reboot your phone into fastboot/bootloader mode
    6. Unlock your bootloader
    7. Open up a command line window on your PC
    8. Change to the adb directory on your PC
    9. “Hotboot” OrangeFox by running the command: fastboot boot recovery.img
    ** Note: some devices do not like the "fastboot boot ..." command (eg, lavender). You must NOT run this command on those devices. Rather, you should run the command: fastboot flash recovery.img - and when it has finished flashing, then boot into OrangeFox by using the Power+Vol+ hardware key combination.

    10. After OrangeFox has booted up, check that everything is working – eg, that it has mounted the data partition successfully, and that the touchscreen works.
    11. Select “Install”, then find and select the OrangeFox zip, and swipe to install it
    12. After installation, the phone will automatically reboot into OrangeFox
    13. Enjoy!

    #2. SETTING UP MIUI OTA (on supported devices):
    1. Download the most up-to-date release of OrangeFox Recovery
    2. Download a full MIUI ROM that will be the basis of your future MIUI experience, and copy it to your phone’s storage
    3. Flash the OrangeFox Recovery zip with your current custom recovery (or follow the steps in the thread for installing from adb/fastboot)
    4. Reboot into OrangeFox Recovery (this will have happened automatically if you flashed the OrangeFox zip)
    5. Go to the OrangeFox settings, and enable these MIUI OTA settings -
    a. Support MIUI incremental OTA
    b. Include system in OTA survival
    c. Incremental OTA signature verification
    d. Aggressive stock recovery deactivation
    e. Disable DM-Verity (note: do not enable this for the newest Xiaomi devices released in 2019, or when flashing the latest MIUI ROMs for Android 9.0 or 10.0)
    7. Go to the “Wipe” menu, and wipe data, cache, and dalvik
    8. Reboot OrangeFox
    9. Flash your full MIUI ROM. After the ROM is flashed, OrangeFox will start the "OTA_BAK" process, which will backup your system and boot partitions into the /sdcard/Fox/OTA directory. You must NOT delete any of the files in the /sdcard/Fox/OTA directory. If you do, then incremental OTA updates will most definitely fail.
    10. Reboot your phone, and start to use your phone normally
    11. When MIUI notifies you that there is an update, download the update, using the MIUI updater app, and allow it to reboot automatically to OrangeFox
    12. OrangeFox will install the update automatically (this might take several minutes)
    13. OrangeFox will reboot the phone automatically upon completion of the installation of the MIUI OTA update
    14. After this, you will not need to flash a full ROM any more - just follow the steps in #10 above
    15. If you want to move to a completely different version/build of MIUI, then you will first need to clean-flash the full ROM of that MIUI build, as described above.

    The cleanest and easiest way to return to MIUI from a custom Treble ROM is to flash a full fastboot MIUI ROM, using the Mi Flash tool. This method should be used in preference to any other method (just ensure that you do not accidentally lock your bootloader again - else, there will be tears). Note that this method will probably format your storage and replace the custom recovery with the stock MIUI recovery. It is generally a good thing to allow your data to be formatted during the flashing of MIUI (so better first backup your apps and settings and data to an external storage device), because this is the best guarantee of trouble-free MIUI. You will subsequently need to flash OrangeFox again using the method described in #1 above.

    If you choose to not use method of restoring MIUI that has just been described above, then see the instructions below:
    A. Treble ROMs on many older devices use MIUI’s “cust” partition for their vendor image. This process removes the Xiaomi proprietary files that are necessary for MIUI to run. These files must be restored, otherwise MIUI will not work properly. This is not required for devices that have a dedicated vendor partition (ie, those that shipped with a full Treble ROM).
    B. For older devices (eg, kenzo, mido, vince) where the cust partition is also used for the treble ROMs' vendor partitions, if you did not create a backup of your MIUI cust partition to MicroSD or USB-OTG before installing a Treble ROM, then you must use the method just described above (ie, flash a full fastboot MIUI ROM, using the Mi Flash tool.)
    C. If you DID create a backup of your MIUI cust partition on these old devices (in the newest versions of OrangeFox, this would be the “vendor” partition – it points to the same location as “cust”) to MicroSD or USB-OTG, then you can use OrangeFox to install MIUI when coming from a Treble ROM.
    D. Take the following steps:
    1) Backup your internal memory to an external device (eg, MicroSD, USB-OTG, or your PC). DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
    2) Copy the latest stable MIUI ROM to your MicroSD or USB-OTG storage
    3) Boot OrangeFox
    4) Make sure that OrangeFox can read your MicroSD or USB-OTG storage, and can see the MIUI ROM that you copied there. This is the ROM that you will install in the steps below.
    5) Select the “Wipe” menu and wipe the Dalvik/Art Cache and Cache partitions
    6) Format data (“format” - not “wipe”) - you will lose all the contents of your internal memory after doing this
    7) Reboot OrangeFox - you might see a message saying “No OS installed …” - just swipe to reboot OrangeFox
    8) Flash your MIUI ROM
    9) Reboot to system, and wait for a long time ...
    10) When ready, restore your backup of your internal memory from your external storage device.

    Flashing a ROM is usually a straightforward process. You can either do a "clean" flash, or a "dirty" flash.

    First things:
    When flashing a ROM, you want to ensure that the recovery is in a known state, before you start flashing the ROM. Therefore, you should always observe the following:
    1. Do NOT flash a ROM in a queue with other zips. Always flash a ROM on its own, and when flashing is completed, reboot OrangeFox, before doing anything else.
    2. If you ever wipe the /vendor partition, then you must reboot OrangeFox immediately afterwards - before doing anything else (eg, flashing a ROM or anything else you might want to do).
    3. If you ever wipe the /system, partition, then you must reboot OrangeFox immediately afterwards - before doing anything else (ignoring any warnings about no OS being installed).
    4. If you ever format the data partition, then you must reboot OrangeFox immediately afterwards - before doing anything else.
    5. If your Xiaomi device has ARB, and you are on a MIUI ROM, then you had better tread very carefully if you want to change your MIUI ROM to a different MIUI ROM, or to a different version of the same MIUI ROM. Search on Google for "ARB", read and understand everything, and then decide whether you really need to proceed.
    6. Make a full backup of your current ROM - before performing any other operations in the recovery. At the very least, backup the /system, /data, /boot and /vendor partitions.
    7. Please note that, if you do not follow all of the above instructions, and you encounter problems afterwards (which you definitely will), I will not answer any questions.

    A. "Clean flashing" (Very strongly recommended)
    1) Backup your internal storage, applications, settings, SMS messages, call logs, etc Do NOT skip this step.
    2) Bootup OrangeFox Recovery
    3) Select "Wipe", then tick Data, Dalvik/Art Cache, and Cache
    4) Swipe - this will restore the system to a known state, and will remove apps/settings that might be incompatible with the ROM that you wish to install (NOTE: if you are moving from MIUI to custom ROMs, or vice versa, you must format your data partition - "Menu->Manage Partitions", select "Data", click on "Format Data", and type "Yes"; this will format your data partition and will also wipe your internal storage).
    5) Reboot OrangeFox
    6) In the OrangeFox File Explorer, select the ROM that you want to flash
    8) Swipe to flash the ROM
    9) Reboot OrangeFox recovery - before doing anything else - so that any changes to partitions/filesystems done by flashing the new ROM will take full effect
    10) Boot up the ROM (so that it can complete whatever it first needs to do) - you might need to wait for a long time while the new ROM sets itself up (note that, for some ROMs, flashing magisk might first be required before booting up the ROM for the first time)
    11) Reboot to OrangeFox recovery
    12) Flash whatever else you might want to flash (eg, GAPPs, magisk, etc)
    13) Reboot your device
    14) Enjoy

    B. "Dirty flashing" (NOT recommended)
    1) Bootup OrangeFox Recovery
    2) Select "Install"
    3) Choose the ROM that you want to flash
    4) Swipe to flash
    5) Wipe cache and dalvik
    6) Reboot OrangeFox recovery - before doing anything else - so that any changes to partitions/filesystems done by flashing the new ROM will take full effect
    7) Flash whatever else you might want to flash (eg, GAPPs, magisk, etc)
    8) Reboot your device
    9) Enjoy (or experience a bootloop)
    NOTE: Dirty flashing a ROM is NOT recommended. It can cause all kinds of random problems. Always choose to "clean flash"

    A) If you have one of these, then, yes, you might be in deep trouble! But this has nothing to do with OrangeFox. It is rather a result of your decisions and what you have chosen to do, or to flash.
    B) For possible solutions, Google is your friend.
    C) Salient advice: next time, look very carefully before flashing anything. It is your responsibility to ascertain and completely understand, a) what you are installing, b) what instructions it is giving to the recovery, c) what it will do as part of the installation, and d) what it will do after the installation. Otherwise, there will be tears.

    This is excellent. If your device gets stolen or lost, at least your data on non-removable storage is secure. But, if, for some reason, you would prefer for your data to not be secure, then you can remove the encryption by formatting your data partition (note - format - not just wipe). This process will also permanently delete all the contents of your internal storage. So, you had better backup your internal storage onto an external device before formatting - else, you can say "good bye" to all the photos, files, music, videos, etc, on your internal storage.

    Note: ticking "Disable Forced Encryption" will most certainly not remove encryption from your device. That is not its purpose. The only way to remove encryption is to format your data partition.

    #7. I GET "ERROR 7" WHEN TRYING TO INSTALL <whatever>:
    * This is a very old problem, which has nothing at all to do with OrangeFox. So, Google is your friend.

    * Hint: this is usually an issue with the "updater-script" inside whatever it is that you are trying to install. It is checking for a specific device (with "getprop ro.product.device"), but either finds an empty value, or finds another device. Check that what you are trying to install is the correct version for your device (run the previously mentioned "getprop" command yourself, from a terminal). If so, then speak to whoever released the zip installer that you are trying to install, and ask them to fix their script. If you wiped your system partition, reboot the recovery.

    * Also check that you have the correct firmware version installed. Sometimes, error 7 is a result of not having the minimum firmware version that the zip installer is expecting.

    * Hint2: whenever this happens, take a copy of the recovery logs immediately (ie, before doing anything else) and post the logs when you are trying to report the problem. The recovery.log file will provide devs with a lot of useful information in trying to get to the bottom of what has happened. Reporting the problem without posting the logs would be a complete waste of everybody's time.

    #8. I GET "ERROR 1" WHEN TRYING TO INSTALL <whatever>:
    * This is a very old problem, which has nothing at all to do with OrangeFox. So, search Google.

    Other useful downloads/information:

    Supported Languages:
    OrangeFox R10.0 released

    We have released OrangeFox R10.0

    Changelog: https://files.orangefox.website/OrangeFox-Stable/R10-Changelog.md

    Download: https://files.orangefox.website/OrangeFox-Stable/vince/

    0. Backup your ROM; backup; backup; backup
    1. Download the OrangeFox zip file to your device
    2. Reboot to your custom TWRP-based Recovery
    3. Install the OrangeFox zip file as a normal zip
    4. The device will automatically reboot into OrangeFox recovery after installation (allow this to happen)
    5. Enjoy!

    Frequently Asked Questions; Installation from stock recovery; MIUI OTA; Troubleshooting; Sundry Information:
    * See https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76885728&postcount=3

    Our group - https://t.me/joinchat/HNZTNky4zkpWc7na_-Beow
    Our channel - https://t.me/OrangeFoxRecovery
    Downloads -
    * https://files.orangefox.website/OrangeFox-Stable/vince/
    * https://sourceforge.net/projects/orangefox/files/vince/
    OrangeFox R8.3 released

    OrangeFox R8.3 Changelog:
    * Improved support for disabling DM-Verity
    * Improved support for f2fs formatting
    * Removed superfluous messages
    * MIUI OTA changes:
    • Removed superfluous warnings
    • Fixes in MIUI OTA mechanism
    [riva] Fixed Installing Treble ROMs & FBE Decryption

    Our group - https://t.me/joinchat/HNZTNky4zkpWc7na_-Beow
    Our channel - https://t.me/OrangeFoxRecovery
    Download - https://sourceforge.net/projects/orangefox/files/
    OrangeFox R8.1
    * Updated support for new fstab encryption statements
    * Updated support for disabling DM-Verity
    * Added separate settings page for languages
    * Added quick settings in operation pages (flashing zips, backing up, restoring)
    * Added "notch mode" for supported devices.
    * Use dark transparent background for quick settings
    * Added "restore defaults" for OrangeFox settings
    * Updated languages
    * Added /cust in fstab
    * Minor UI changes
    * Minor bug fixes
    * Fixed problems with random reboots
    * Fixed problems with changing data FS to f2fs
    * Led indicator now works on most devices
    * Official support for kenzo
    Our group - https://t.me/joinchat/HNZTNky4zkpWc7na_-Beow
    Our channel - https://t.me/OrangeFoxRecovery
    Suggestions - https://goo.gl/forms/JU6hZLfWBjPEBXPo2
    Download - https://sourceforge.net/projects/orangefox/files/